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Overlapping Text on a Canvas

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Whenever I print two lines of text on an Image canvas using TextOut, and the lines overlap, each character of the top line appears to be drawn as a block (i.e. not transparent) so that the line underneath is almost completely obscured.  Does anybody know how to print text "tranparently" so that graphics underneath are not obscured?
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JimBob091197 earned 400 total points
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Try the following:

SetBkMode(MyCanvas.Handle, TRANSPARENT);
MyCanvas.TextOut(2, 2, 'Base Text');
MyCanvas.TextOut(20, 5, 'Overlapped Text');
SetBkMode(MyCanvas.Handle, OPAQUE);

JB
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by:MBaker
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Thanks.  Worked great!
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